Freedom is a large, oblate, round apple with red striping over yellow skin. Its cream-colored flesh is crisp and juicy with sweet-tart flavor. An all-purpose apple, it is good for fresh eating, sauce, and cider. It stores well.
Discovered: 1958, New York
Parentage: A cross of unnamed seedlings
Harvest: Late Season
Developed for disease resistance at the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva, New York, Freedom’s parentage includes Golden Delicious, Macoun, Rome, and a Russian apple, Antonovka. Its name refers to its “freedom” from apple scab.